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holla_passer

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Oct 3, 2011
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Sydney
Back From The Dead...
Hi everyone!

It's been a few years since I shut down my little 40L nano due to not having the time to really give it the attention it needed or deserved. I ventured into freshwater planted territory for a little while before getting my hands on a couple of baby turtles and setting up a turtle specific tank. As the turtles outgrew the tank I had to send them packing into a bigger set up, which left me with a pretty interesting tank with which to fulfil my underlying passion for nano reefs once again! The 50L turtle tank, as you will see in the pictures, has a raised back and subsequently raised side panels. I thought this might make for an interesting look with an above-water area, almost like a faux intertidal zone, so I decided to use this decommissioned turtle tank for my latest setup.

At the moment, it is still running bare with just some live rock, but it won't be long before some live stock are added. The plan for this tank is to be a mixed reef, dominated by zoas and LPS corals.

Also, I have come a bit of a way since my uni-budget days and so have splurged a bit and treated myself to a sleek LED unit in Kessil's A360WE. The colour on this thing is just awesome.

Anyway, here are a couple of teaser pics:
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holla_passer

Member
Oct 3, 2011
139
68
Sydney
Slight change in aquascape to raise the intertidal zone a bit more, and also added a nice green torch and heliofungia. iPhone camera really doesn't capture the colour of the LED's.

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slin1977

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Jul 13, 2011
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Kessil are a nice unit- good luck with the setup - set your heater to 24C as we can expect the water temp to run around 26 to 30 as things start to warm up for summer.
 

holla_passer

Member
Oct 3, 2011
139
68
Sydney
Wow, okay so a lot has happened since my last update on this tank journal. But to cut a long story short, this setup ended up growing out quite well as an LPS/softie/zoanthid mixed reef. However, I ended up moving overseas to London for 2 years at the end of 2016 so had to shut the tank down. Sold most equipment, kept a few things.

Here are some old photos of the set up over that time span:


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